CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A central Pennsylvania woman and her lover have been convicted in the shooting death of her husband more than three years ago.
Amy Gipe, 45, of Chambersburg, was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, solicitation to commit first-degree murder, and hindering apprehension after a jury trial in Franklin County Court.
Kevin Rouner, 40, of Gardners, was found guilty of first-degree murder.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 21.
David Gipe was shot to death in July 2013 as he returned from work to the couple’s home in the 300 block of West King Street.
Authorities said Rouner borrowed his parents’ Dodge Durango and a relative’s 12-gauge shotgun, then drove to Chambersburg and waited for Mr. Gipe to return home. He then drove by him with the SUV’s headlights off and fired the fatal shot from the passenger-side window. He was arrested in Florida two weeks later.
Amy Gipe was charged in her husband’s death two years later. Police said she initially denied having an ongoing sexual relationship with Rouner, but they found text messages, including some sent the day of the murder, in which Mrs.Gipe and Rouner expressed their love and sexual desire for each other and spoke of spending their lives together.